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Autocracy

Au`toc´ra`cy
n.1.Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.
2.Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.
3.Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.
4.(Med.) The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.
Noun1.autocracy - a political system governed by a single individual
Synonyms: autarchy
Antonyms:
republic, democracy, commonwealth - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
2.autocracy - a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

AUTOCRACY. The name of a government where the monarch is unlimited by law. Such is the power of the emperor of Russia, who, following the example of his predecessors, calls himself the autocrat of all the Russias.

absolutism, autarchy, authoritarianism, Caesarism, commonwealth, democracy, despotism, dictatorship, form of government, monarchy, monocracy, one-man rule, political system, republic, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny
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